The must-have items to help you beat the heat this summer

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Things are getting hot out there. Photo: Getty Images

Phew…things are starting to really heat up now.

We’ve officially reached the peak of summer, and the days are beginning to reach wickedly high temperatures all across Australia.

The sunny weather makes for an excellent excuse for a beach day - just don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and wrap.


Sometimes, though, it's just so sweltering that you can't face the outdoors and need to try and figure out ways to cool down indoors.

We've rounded up some of our favourite things to help us beat the heat this summer.

Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water, $22.99

Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water from The Chemist Warehouse

Hydration during summer doesn’t just mean drinking more water.

Your skin needs extra TLC in that department as well, which is why Avene Eau Thermale spring water is a must-have for your skincare routine.

Apply as part of your morning skincare routine, after a shower, or as a refreshing spritz after a long day outdoors.

The spring water has a soothing, moisturising effect.

Elegear Revolutionary Cooling Blanket, $117.56

Elegear Revolutionary Cooling Blanket from Amazon

Hot days can be lots of fun; hot nights, not so much.

There’s nothing worse than struggling to sleep because of relentless sweltering heat.

This Japanese-fibre cooling blanket will help cool down your body temperature on even the hottest nights.

It’s moisture-wicking and turns any of your sweat into a cooling vapour.

The blanket constantly regulates your temperature and keeps you cool.

We did a deep dive on this blanket, plus other great cooling blankets available to purchase.

Dyson Purifier Cool, $799

Dyson Purifier Cool

When it comes to fans, there’s one product that guarantees cool, clean air, wrapped up in to look like attractive home decor.

Yes, it’s the Dyson, of course.

The Purifier Cool draws in all of the nasty micropollutants hanging in the air, stores them in a HEPA standard filter, and then pumps out cool, purified air into the room.

The innovative tech has nine built-in sensors to monitor the room and ensure an even airflow throughout the space.

It also has a night mode, if you’re a light sleeper, where it functions with a dimmed display and quieter volume.

Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle with Straw, $59.95

Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle with Straw Lid from The Iconic

Nothing could be worse than going for a sip from your water bottle on a hot day, only to be met with lukewarm, tepid water.

Don’t let yourself experience that ever again, with this reusable bottle that can keep liquids cool for hours on end.

You’re not just limited to water, either - ice coffees, smoothies and juices are all perfect for this bottle.

Alessia Bamboo Cotton Women’s Pyjama Short Set, $59.99

Alessia Bamboo Cotton Women’s Pyjama Short Set from Canningvale

During summer, you want to opt for natural materials when choosing your clothes and pyjamas.

Fabrics like cotton and bamboo are the best for pyjamas because they’re incredibly breathable, light to wear and have moisture-wicking properties.

This cute shortie set from Canningvale is made from 60% bamboo and 40% cotton, and feels silky to touch.

The relaxed fit makes it even better for hot sleepers.

Rechargeable Portable Leafless Neck Fan Cooler Dual Effect Cooling Neckband, $37.39

Rechargeable Portable Leafless Neck Fan Cooler Dual Effect Cooling Neckband from Kogan

A fan is great for cooling down a room, but sometimes you just need the instant cold gratification - which is where this neck fan comes into play.

It cools you down within five seconds, with 60 fan blades located in the left and right turbine.

The comfy rubber fan is adjustable to better fit your neck.

Since it’s portable, it’s the perfect solution to stay cool while moving around or doing chores around the house.

Popsicle Moulds, Ouddy 6 Pieces Silicone Popsicle Moulds, $36.71

Ouddy 6 Pieces Silicone Popsicle Moulds from Dick Smith

Sometimes when it’s really suffocatingly hot, the only type of food you feel like is ice chips.

Upgrade that experience by investing in these popsicle moulds - you can make easy, ice-cold treats from juices, fruits and flavoured water.

It’s the best way to cool down after a hot session in the sun, and it will save you from running to the 7/11 every afternoon.

The funnel makes it easy to use, and they come with a brush for easy cleaning.


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